Chris Woodward

Set an Example

I have daughters. While I can still set examples for them, be it through Bible reading, prayer and family time, I can set an example for them on how men should treat women. In doing so, I can teach them what to look for in a man.
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Are you an unforgiving servant?

Jesus loves you. This I know. But are we doing what Jesus tells us?
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What are you giving God in 2017?

God loves a cheerful giver. What are you giving God?
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God and Flavored Coffee

Scripture is not always palatable. Get over it.
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O Taste and See that the Lord is Good

Enjoy the treats, and treat others with the Gospel.
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Salvation is of the Jews

This Christmas, we should be in prayer for people that have not trusted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
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Be Thankful Dads

What am I thankful for this year?
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Praying Through the News

It’s virtually impossible to go anywhere and not be informed about something. Whoever you are, wherever you are, pray about the news you receive. You can be a blessing to many people in the process.
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The Pharisee and the Publican

Some people forget where they came from. Others fail to see souls in need of a Savior.
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Nothing in my hands I bring

We think, Well, there are men who are sinning sexually, but they need a compassionate approach to dealing with underlying trauma,” said Jackson. “Others are suffering depression and anxiety, and that’s rarely addressed; still others have personality disorders like narcissism.” Jackson concluded by reiterating that a porn addiction must be addressed with the Word of God as the solution. Depending wholly on a sin management approach will touch only the tip of the iceberg, and there will rarely be healing. The path to victory travels through Christian counsel and application of scriptural principles.
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The Soul and the Spirit

Christians know who they are, but how they are is a different issue.
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How To Talk With Your Kids About Police Involved Shootings

Red and yellow, black and white, we are all precious in His sight.
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Yes, No, Later, Instead...

God’s will sometimes goes beyond “yes” and “no”
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Record Your Kid’s Comments

You’re not getting any younger, and neither is your child.
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Any Given Sunday Service

Iron sharpens iron, so talk about more than just the gridiron
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Pointers For Improving Your Prayer Life

It may sound simple, but everyone can improve their prayer life.
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Talk with your kids about bullying

Don’t let PSAs be all your child hears.
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Lend a Hand

Problems come in all shapes and sizes. Be a blessing and offer help.
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Pray for your Leaders

Voting is not the only requirement this election cycle.
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Lessons from Daniel Tiger

On occasion, we may slip and let out a complaint or three. Still, I think this could curb the number of overall complaints from this post forward. If we aim for nothing, we will hit it every time.
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Listen to the Older Fellers

That guy at church may be older, but he’s smarter than you.
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Give your Wife a break!

You may not want to, but your wife needs a night out. The 'bread winner' is not the only one that works.
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Lessons from Micaiah

Many people say what others want to hear. Some share what needs to be said.
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You can't catch anything if your line is not wet!

Every fisherman wants ‘the big one,’ but you have to first make an effort
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God's Holy Matrimony

Marriage is a holy institution, a gift to humanity from God to communicate something of His own character. In today's culture of fluid, relative "truths," it is important for the Church and culture to hold fast to what is holy and pure.
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Of Blackberries and Bible Lessons

We should use opportunities such as these to teach our kids about the Bible. If you find that they do not know the basics, don’t get mad at their Sunday school teacher.
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A Dad's Advice to Graduates

What are your plans from here graduates? Better yet, are they your plans or His plans?
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Happy for the Help

Men may not always admit it, but they sometimes need help. More often than not, it’s right there next to them.
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How's your soil?

It’s a lesson you may remember from growing up in Sunday school. Still, it matters just as much today as it did at that time.
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Why I observe Passover

I am a Gentile. My Lord is a Jewish man. He died for all mankind. He is our Passover.
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Jesus is never too busy for you

If you have a problem, seek Him. Now, this does not mean that you should expect immediate results, nor does it mean that you will get exactly what you desire. It could be that you coming to Jesus is more important.
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There but for the Grace of God Go I

It is easy to stand in judgement of people's public failures. It is difficult to admit that without the direct influence of God we could be the one on the stand pleading guilty.
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A word to the Doubting Thomas

Jesus rose from the grave. The Bible tells us so. Still, are you a doubting Thomas?
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Are you a disciple?

Observing and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus makes you a “disciple.” Still, that is not all that makes a “disciple.”
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Are you telling your friends about Jesus?

Jesus tells a man in Mark Chapter 5 to go home and tell his friends what the Lord has done for him. Are you doing the same?
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Why not me?

You have to wonder whether these disciples sometimes felt left out. Seriously, did they ever think, ‘Why him and not me?’ After all, we are all fallen individuals, prone to wonder why others get invited to lunch or land a big promotion at work.
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Here is your sign!

“If God is real, why doesn’t he just appear in the sky and let us know?” God would certainly settle things in a lot of people’s minds, if He chose to say hello that way. However, that is not how God works.
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When You Come to Your Senses

No matter who you are, no matter what you’ve done, you too can be just like the prodigal or thief on the cross. The important thing is to know what to do, and seek the father. Jesus said, “I and the father are one (John 10:30).” Jesus is also the way to the Father (John 14:6). Come to your senses, go to Him.
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What does Ephesians 5:25 really mean?

Ephesians 5:25 is a Bible verse we hear often, and the writers at One Million Dads use it a lot in various teachings. Still, what exactly does “Husbands, love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it” mean?
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How is your faith?

We are disciples of Jesus Christ. While we may not have been eyewitnesses to His walking on water and the Transfiguration, we are witnesses that can testify as to what He has done in our lives. I do not know about you, but I sometimes forget what He has done for me and other people I know.
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What is God's nickname for you?

What might God nickname you, based on your behavior or personality. Are you a son of encouragement? Or, are you Mister Moody? Only you can answer this question.
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Are you an adulterer?

There’s a Father up above, and He’s looking down in love, so be careful what you see, hear, and say.
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Run the Dishwasher!!!

Is there an errand or project you purposely wait to complete, in order to get attention? Are you expecting something in return? My advice is to avoid that line of thinking…
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Be like the Shepherds

We should go and tells others about Jesus, not only during Christmas but all throughout the year. We should also tell others what we have witnessed thanks to His presence in our lives. In doing so, we would be glorifying and praising God.
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You may be just a man, but you can be a Just Man

Joseph was a just man. He followed God’s instructions and he was a father figure. You may be just a man, but you can be a just man. You should follow God’s instructions, and be the father figure that God calls you to be.
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Finding and Fighting Devices of Distraction During Christmas

While some people use them for immoral reasons, entertainment, technology, money, sports, and politics are amoral. And there is nothing wrong with being engrossed at times when these things, even during Christmas and the start of a New Year. The problem is that our hearts are idol factories, as John Calvin once noted. Therefore, getting our hearts right with the Lord will help protect us from idolizing forms of entertainment, sports, etc. After all, we know the devil wants to distract us, divide us, and even sway us from the Lord.
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Losing your religion over Football

It is not until we realize just how awful a place like hell really is, that we understand how amazing grace is for the people who put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Without that faith in Jesus Christ, we are all destined for hell. Cheer righteously, and preach the Gospel.
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What then will be your excuse?

God wants us to do things for Him, spreading the Gospel being one example. Still, are you reluctant to take on His assignments? Are you scared? Only you can answer these questions, but I can tell you that you are not alone if you feel uneasy.
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A Mary in a Man's World

We can all agree that we need to spend time with the Lord when we have the opportunity. Even if it’s five minutes of ‘alone time,’ we need to be sitting with and listening to what Jesus has to say by reading the Bible. Jesus was there in the beginning, and Jesus will be there in the end. We need to meet Jesus in the middle.
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Laughter is the best medicine.

Hold off on something today and have fun with your kids, even if it’s for one hour. Over time, you will come to appreciate the time you had with your children. Because when they are gone, you will not be thinking, “Man, I should have I spent more time at the office.”
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We May Not Have Money, But We Have Jesus

I am not a rich man. Only God knows if I will end up rich or poor. Thankfully, God gave me a wife that did not marry me for money. I know this because, bless her heart, she handles our finances and pays bills. Regardless, we may not have a lot of money, but we have Jesus.
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Climbing Mount Containermanjaro

Too often do we see things as issues other people must deal with in order for us to feel better, for us to be more comfortable. Meanwhile, Jesus questioned people on why the see the speck in another person’s eye, without considering the giant beam in their own eye (Matthew 7:3).
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Evangelism is More than Coffee and Donuts

Evangelism isn't a chore placed on us by a demanding dictator. It is a blessing from our benevolent Creator. How do you choose to see it?
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Practice what you post

If fathers do not lead and live by example, myself included, someone else will and they may not care about the implications.
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Love your Enemies like a brother...

Many Christians join the call to be salt and light, serve others and share the gospel. Still, Jesus said we should love our enemies and this is not the only time this kind of love is found in the Bible.
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Consider your ways

Is there something that you’ve been promising to do for your wife? What about the things you intend to do for the Lord? Did you deliver?
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What Should Be My Response to God’s Word?

Scripture is important and worth much more than having a lofty place on the shelf to look pretty while collecting dust. Reading the Bible requires focus, intentionality, and purpose.
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Jump ship or stay safe in the boat

What’s it going to be, dads? Do what Jesus says, or take our time and watch others do the work for us?
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Sports and Christianity

Teams and individuals may take home trophies, titles, and awards, but they do not last forever. Jesus is forever. He does not take a break from us, and we do not take a break from Jesus.
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Break bread and share your faith

We can only assume that, for some of these people, encounters like these were the only experiences they had with the Lord. Do you think he was asking them about work, sports and their favorite stories?
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Be a better dad today!

One thing is for sure. When you are on your death bed, Slayton says no one is going to say, ‘I wish I would have spent more time at the office.’ “We’re going to think about our kids, our grandkids and many of us are going to say, ‘I should have spent more time with those kids.’”
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Be the Zebra!!!

I bring this up because we live in a day where people want you to believe that there are a lot of gray areas. Those people are wrong, and Christians need to be that ‘zebra in a pony show.’
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Be prepared for tough questions

When your child comes to you with questions, and they will, how will you respond?
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Be the smartest man in the world

For a while, all dads are heroes, all dads are geniuses, all dads know things that they can give to their kids and do for their kids and we need to harvest that time and use our knowledge that is greater than theirs at the time.
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Forgive your Father

If forgiveness is indeed the hardest thing to give away, that may explain why the disciples told Jesus to increase their faith (Luke 17:5), but I digress.
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God and Timing

You see, all of us have things that we take to God. Sometimes, we get a little antsy when God does not respond as fast as we would like, and we start asking God what is taking Him so long. Meanwhile, all of us are guilty of going to God when we deem necessary.
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Dads should kiss Moms

Go home and kiss the mother of your children. On second thought, give your mom a kiss. She may be overdue.
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Be the Seasoning Salt...

We need to be telling other people about Jesus, especially when they come to us with questions or negative statements about Jesus. It is crucial that we tell every man about Jesus, His ministry and how His death, burial and resurrection provides believers a way to eternal salvation.
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Be a consistent spiritual leader

So, there you have it, dads. Be consistent. Lead. If you do not, others will and they may not be Christians. The future of the church and our country depends on you.
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Can I get a witness!?!

Bottom line, people that saw the resurrected Jesus did not lie. They knew what they saw, and regardless of what man might do to them, they told others about their encounters with the resurrected Christ. Because of their testimony, we teach and preach Christ today.
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Do all things without murmurings...

Times will get tough. Things will happen. Meantime, we will not always get what we want. It is in those moments that we have a choice. Go with what we are given, or go without. Which one do you choose?
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Memorize the books of the Bible

Recently, I recommended doing new things with your children. Teaching your kids the books of the Bible could be one of those new things.
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Do something with your kids

Time is precious, and one day our time will expire. Do something with your kids, and do more with your kids while you have the time.
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In your patience possess ye your souls

Kids learn things, and we lead by example. If I am being impatient, my children will be impatient. If I am ugly and yell things at others, they will think that behavior is acceptable.
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Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior?

Did you ever hear the one about the Canadian and the American that went into a coffee shop? It sounds like a joke, but it is actually the story of how I came to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior.
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Thank your wife

I suppose someone reading this may say, ‘Well, what about me? I do a lot of things that I don’t get ‘thanks’ for, and it’s been that way for a long time.’ I know how you feel. I have been there at times, albeit selfishly.
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I'm doing this because I love you

If we don’t love someone enough to tell them about Christ, and all of Christ, then they may never know they are sinners.